Funding allocations and performance management for FE providers

Provides performance management rules, guidance on the funding claims process and funding year contract values.


All colleges, employers, and training organisations that receive education and training funds from the Skills Funding Agency must abide by the performance management rules.

In this guide, you will find:

  • performance management rules
  • guidance on the funding claims process
  • funding allocations - contract values, which are updated during the funding year, following any performance-management actions

SFA performance management and quality

These rules apply to all providers of education and training who receive funding from the Skills Funding Agency.

The performance management rules for 2016 to 2017 are included within the funding rules for the year.

  1. SFA: minimum standards 2015 to 2016

    • Guidance
  2. SFA funding agreements: 2014 to 2017

    • Guidance

SFA funding claims

The funding claims documents are relevant to all providers who are completing a funding claim return for:

  • adult skills budget
  • discretionary learner support and advanced learner loans bursary
  • community learning
  1. ESFA funding claims and reconciliation

    • Guidance
  2. Advanced learner loans facility requests

    • Form

SFA growth request

Use this form to request an increase to your financial year contract values for periods 1 to 12 (August 2016 to July 2017).

  1. 16 to 18 traineeships and adult education budget growth requests

    • Form

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers facility adjustment request (2016 to 2017 financial year)

This form is for providers to request changes to their AGE facility for the 2016 to 2017 financial year.

You must request an increase if you are likely to exceed your allocation. You can also use the form to request a new allocation for the 2016 to 2017 financial year if you have not previously been allocated one, but you must already have a contract with us for 16 to 18 apprenticeships or adult skills budget funding.

  1. Apprenticeship grant for employers: allocation adjustment request

    • Form

SFA funding allocations

The SFA publishes funding values for colleges, training organisations, local authorities and employers with a contract .

  1. Funding allocations to training providers: 2016 to 2017

    • Guidance
  2. SFA funding allocations to training providers: 2015 to 2016

    • Guidance
  3. SFA funding allocations to training providers: 2014 to 2015

    • Guidance
  4. SFA funding allocations to training providers: 2013 to 2014

    • Guidance
  5. SFA funding allocations: 2012 to 2013

    • Guidance
  6. SFA funding allocations to training providers: 2005 to 2013

    • Guidance